Carlo Grunfeld was born and raised in San Francisco and tended towards graphic arts as a youth. He studied the interaction of color at Yale University with Richard Lytle, apprentice to the Bauhaus founder Josef Albers, and concentrated his studies in Graphic Design, thus grounding sense his sense of color and composition. After graduating Carlo worked for a few years in the commercial art field, and then became more interested in painting. At that time he also began teaching in the San Francisco public schools. He has led volunteers on a community mural project, done pro bono design and illustration for non-profits, and has taught summer art classes for teenagers. He began teaching adults at the Sharon Art Studio in 2010. For more than two decades Carlo has been focused on the figure, and he formally studied portraiture for six years with Bob Gerbracht. Carlo’s preferred medium is watercolor, and he also paints with pastel, oil pastel, oil, and acrylic.